The Event of Events for Builders, and Home Decor Enthusiasts of SL is here! The Home & Garden Expo has nine full regions for you to explore loaded with home and garden items under the theme “Passport to Hope” Most importantly and as you may know, the Home & Garden Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can help make a difference with every purchase and tip, however small it may seem – every donation or purchase helps this wonderful cause that affects so many lives day to day! So don’t miss this chance to shop and do good, stop by before June 4th cause that is the very last day!
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Expo exhibitors are required to have two 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.
100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees and donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. 50% of the proceeds from the gachas will be paid to RFL and 100% of the 10L hunt items.
Also – Builder’s Brewery will be hosting building classes on texture alignment, prim building, and various other courses that can be found here.
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the top of the theatre on Hope 5.
This ceremony goes back to 2012, when Alchemy Immortalis created the Blue Willow lanterns especially for the Home and Garden Expo. It became the custom to release them each day at 4pm, and people would gather to watch and reflect as the lanterns rose slowly into the air.
Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.